Employee Spotlight: Courtney Habberstad – Director of Human Resources

January 21, 2020
Employee Spotlight: Courtney Habberstad – Director of Human Resources

Name: Courtney Habberstad

Role: Director of Human Resources

Education: College of Charleston! I have worked at another event venue and for a day-of planning company. I also taught swimming lessons for children for a long time – wish I still did! 🙂

Favorite part of working for PPHG: Getting to know everyone here. From the kitchen to the office, dishwashers to the executive team, I can say I have some quality work buddies!

Favorite “Charleston” activity: Paddleboarding on Shem creek… or eating a 10-course meal and drinking lots of rosé at 167 Raw!



What would be your last meal on Death Row:

My mom’s lasagna.

Guilty pleasure TV show you’re embarrassed to admit you watch:

Not necessarily any TV shows, but I LOVE Disney movies.

How do you start and end your day?

I start my day at HYLO with a great workout and end my day with a glass of pinot noir on my porch will all the candles lit.



Best vacation you’ve been on?

This one is tough because traveling is my favorite thing to do! Either the Amalfi Coast in Italy or Nicaragua with my family.

What is on your bucket list?

Cage diving with sharks and my brother – we are definitely adrenaline junkies!

Would you rather have unlimited sushi or unlimited tacos for life?

Sushi, like sashimi & nigari – nothing fancy.

What is your most unusual talent?

I can play the viola – it’s like a larger violin and my mother forced me to play it from grade school through senior year of high school.

What are your favorite accounts to follow on Instagram?

@infatuation, @rocky_barnes, and @cntraveler

What actor would you choose to play in a movie about your life?

Blake Lively.

What is your “spirit animal”, and why?

A chameleon, because they can always be a fly-on-the-wall by blending in, they can stand out and be beautiful, and because they have a pretty FIRE wardrobe.

Is a hot dog a sandwich, and why?

No. I am from New York and you cannot get a hot dog at a deli, therefore it is not a sandwich.